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North Chicago car hire

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North Chicago car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in North Chicago

  • Using car rentals in North Chicago offers several advantages. It provides flexibility and convenience, enabling easy exploration of the city and its surroundings at one's own pace. Unlike public transportation, a car rental in North Chicago allows you to reach off-the-beaten-path destinations and maximize your time. Additionally, it's ideal for groups or families, offering cost efficiency compared to ride-shares for multiple passengers. With a car, you can also carry luggage comfortably and have the freedom to stop spontaneously. With North Chicago car rentals, you can visit areas like the stunning Illinois Beach State Park, the historic Naval Station Great Lakes, and the charming city of Lake Forest.
  • If you fly to North Chicago, you'll likely land at O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway (MDW). Upon arrival at any terminal in ORD, follow the signage guiding you to the Airport Transit System (ATS) for access to the car rental counter. From here, you can board the shuttle to reach the care rental center. The car rental counter is located within the Multi-Modal Facility (MMF). The shuttles operate continuously, every quarter-hour, throughout the week, day and night.
  • Using car rentals in North Chicago is easy and fun, since driving in the city generally reflects a calm and relaxed style, with drivers typically respecting traffic rules. The city's streets see a mix of vehicles, including cars, SUVs, and occasional trucks. While bicycles are present, they are less prevalent than in other urban areas. Jaywalking is relatively infrequent, and pedestrians usually follow crosswalks. The driving atmosphere leans more towards being courteous and law-abiding, making it a smoother experience.
  • Navigating car rentals in North Chicago can pose challenges during rush hours, typically from 7 am to 9 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on weekdays. Traffic congestion is common on major arteries like I-94 and IL-41, especially near entrance ramps and interchanges. Rush-hour traffic can slow travel times and test patience. Being prepared for delays during these periods and considering alternate routes can help mitigate the difficulties associated with driving in congested conditions.
  • Book your car hire in North Chicago at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in North Chicago are around 2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in North Chicago

  • How much is the price of fuel in North Chicago?

    The average price of fuel in North Chicago is R73,44 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R881 and R1 175, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in North Chicago?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in North Chicago.

  • Which car hire agencies are at O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    The only car hire company onsite at O'Hare Intl airport is Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in North Chicago?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in North Chicago?

    A Mini car hire in North Chicago costs R1 932 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in North Chicago?

    A Full Size car hire in North Chicago costs R2 055 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in North Chicago?

    A Special car hire in North Chicago costs R792 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in North Chicago?

    A versatile and comfortable sedan or compact SUV is recommended for a North Chicago car rental. These vehicles offer a good balance of maneuverability and space, making them ideal for navigating both city streets and suburban areas. All-wheel drive can be beneficial during winter when road conditions might be less favorable. Fuel efficiency is a consideration, given the city's traffic and potential for longer commutes.

  • What's the speed limit when driving a car rental in North Chicago?

    In North Chicago, speed limits are clearly defined to ensure safe and responsible driving. On interstate highways, both outside and near city areas, the limit is set at 70 mph. Within urban zones, the standard speed is 30 mph, unless otherwise indicated. For rural interstates, a speed limit of 65 mph is maintained. Adhering to these limits promotes both efficient travel and road safety throughout the diverse driving environments of North Chicago.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in North Chicago?

    Parking options in North Chicago vary by location. You'll find convenient street parking and public lots in urban centers, offering accessibility to shops and attractions. Suburban areas feature ample parking at malls and more prominent establishments, ensuring hassle-free shopping experiences. Near popular destinations like parks and cultural sites, dedicated parking facilities provide easy access for visitors. Whether you're in the city or its outskirts, North Chicago offers diverse parking solutions that cater to the specific demands of each area. If not for free, expect to pay by the hour for parking in North Chicago.

North Chicago car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6,3

Best rated

2 locations in North Chicago

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190 Peterson Road

+1 847 573 0226

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450 South Milwaukee Avenue

+1 847 367 5500

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5,2 Fair

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Front Desk was friendly

Cons:

Car that I booked for was not available and the upgrade was a bigger SUV which I did not want so ended up taking a smaller car

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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One location in North Chicago

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Waukegan Regional Airport

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Hertz

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2 locations in North Chicago

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1440 South Milwaukee Avenue

+1 847 573 0380

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515 N Green Bay Rd

+1 847 623 4053

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I had rented the vehicle three weeks before I got there and it was confirmed on rental cars.com but when I got to hertz they told me they had no vehicle for me nor did they even care so I called rental cars.com and they told me since I didn’t pay for it upfront there’s really no reason they felt responsible that I should have one. That’s how Hertz and rental cars.com treated me.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful. Vehicle I was ultimately provided was a full size car and I paid for a standard SUV. Their offer was take that, or trade it out of at OHare Airport (hour away) or take nothing. I would like to be contacted regarding a correction to my costs based upon what was provided.

Cons:

Staff was helpful. Vehicle I was ultimately provided was a full size car and I paid for a standard SUV. Their offer was take that, or trade it out of at OHare Airport (hour away) or take nothing. I would like to be contacted regarding a correction to my costs based upon what was provided.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, clean office, easy and quick pick up/drop off.

Cons:

Their road/bridge toll policies could have been clearer.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and very helpful!

Cons:

Honestly the guy at the counter was very polite and very nice!

5,6 Fair

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

please be aware that they close on saturday at noon and are closed on sunday. they charge you an extra day if you drop off on closed day. even if your contract states that you rent till that day

Cons:

vehicle although clean did not have any makings that was clean or door sealed for cleanliness

7,2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We were misled about extra fees.

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

3 locations in North Chicago

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2801 Washington St

+1 847 360 8008

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3115 Beacon St

+1 847 473 5290

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915 S Milwaukee Ave

+1 847 680 7001

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff- made everything easy

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Steph was easy to work with, easy to add a couple of days to the rental.

8,4 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. They promptly exchanged the car when my wife found it un-comfortable due to back issues. Quick and easy drop off procedure.

Cons:

Pick up option not available on weekends due to shortage of staff

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was very pleased with everything! Brant Hofert, Manager was all smiles and ready to please. We had a long talk about other rental places and I told him I was happy using Enterprise! I just found everything to be convenient to my needs!

9,6 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Booked and picked up car same day, easy drop off.

Cons:

Was a little pricey but I think thats because I booked it last minute.

1 out of 3

Avis

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2 locations in North Chicago

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190 Peterson Road

+1 847 549 7000

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450 South Milwaukee Avenue

+1 847 573 0214

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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61 travellers who hired a car in North Chicago gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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